This policy brief provides an overview of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), voluntary state science standards that are intended to improve the quality of science instruction in the U.S. The brief discusses the history of science standards, the development of the NGSS and its current status, arguments for and against the standards, and the status of the NGSS in Arkansas.
McKenzie, Sarah C. and Ritter, Gary W., "Next Generation Science Standards" (2014). Policy Briefs. 31.